Studmuffin Santa

His stride is slow and cocky like he knows he’s God’s gift to denim.

Tawna Fenske
Studmuffin Santa


Publisher’s Synopsis:
Ugh, Christmas. Not a fan. So why am I wearing a Santa suit and letting frisky moms paw me at a reindeer ranch?

It might have something to do with the family crisis that drew me home between tours as a career Marine. Or maybe it’s my urge to cozy up with the prickly reindeer rancher whose curves give me visions of something way hotter than sugarplums.

Jade King isn’t thrilled I’m here, and she’d be less thrilled to know her sister hired me to keep an eye on things. Someone’s set on sabotaging the ranch, so I’ve got a built-in excuse to get close to Jade.

I could swear the attraction’s mutual, but something’s holding her back. Some secret in her past that has her pushing me away like a bad batch of eggnog. It’s almost as baffling as all these accidents at the King sisters’ place. Seriously, who’d screw with a reindeer ranch?

Between sexy Santa suit malfunctions and risqué Christmas cookies, Jade and I keep ending up under the mistletoe together. Is there any chance we can mesh our Christmas wish lists, or will it all crash down like a fat man in a cast iron sleigh?

Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating POV’s.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
I read Tawna Fenske’s Front and Center series this Summer so when she recently announced that Studmuffin Santa was on sale for 99cents – Yay! Snapped that right up. Then realized I’d rather listen… so I snagged this one on audio. Go marketing!

This was a fun romantic comedy with a little bit of drama and a dash of mystery/suspense. Plus – Christmas! And a reindeer farm! What more could you ask to get in the holiday mood?

What I loved about this is that it isn’t “reformed jerk” – Yes, Brandon was the football-star Senior to Jade’s picked-on Sophomore. However, Brandon was and still is a nice guy, he just didn’t notice Jade when they went to school together. Jade was tormented by other students and though it’s been more than 10 years she still has an icy exterior. Brandon definitely melts her frost.

While not holiday themed, I can’t wait to hear Sean and Amber’s story, Chef Sugarlips.

I enjoyed the narration by Nelson Hobbs and Teri Schnaubelt. They are both terrific narrators and I’m looking forward to hearing them both throughout the series.

About the author:
When Tawna Fenske finished her English lit degree at 22, she celebrated by filling a giant trash bag full of romance novels and dragging it everywhere until she’d read them all. Now she’s a RITA Award finalist, USA Today bestselling author who writes humorous fiction, risqué romance, and heartwarming love stories with a quirky twist. Publishers Weekly has praised Tawna’s offbeat romances with multiple starred reviews and noted, “There’s something wonderfully relaxing about being immersed in a story filled with over-the-top characters in undeniably relatable situations. Heartache and humor go hand in hand.”

Tawna lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband, step-kids, and a menagerie of ill-behaved pets. She loves hiking, snowshoeing, standup paddleboarding, and inventing excuses to sip wine on her back porch. She can peel a banana with her toes and loses an average of twenty pairs of eyeglasses per year. 

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About the narrators:
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My Favorite Quotes

His stride is slow and cocky like he knows he’s God’s gift to denim. – Studmuffin Santa by @tawnafenske #Audiobook narrated by Nelson Hobbs & @TeriSchnaubelt #RomCom #PonderosaResort

Two shaggy reindeer stand behind her with antlers the size of coat racks, looking like thugs poised to beat the shit out of me if Jade gives the order. – Studmuffin Santa by @tawnafenske #Audiobook narrated by Nelson Hobbs & @TeriSchnaubelt #RomCom #PonderosaResort

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